Codorus Chapter

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Caring for the waters of York County, Pennsylvania since 1989
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Welcome to our chapter’s web site! We hope you’ll visit each page to learn more about TU and the Codorus creek. We hope you’ll add us to your favorite sites and stop by often.

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New meeting location!
Our next several meetings (thru April) will be held at the Spring Grove Rec Center. Click the link on your right for directions. You can park in the rear of the building (off of Pine Ave). Once inside, proceed to the main corridor, turn right and go down the stairs. We’ll be in the first room on the left, across from the gym.

Its a new year! If you’re planning to head out for some winter fishing, don’t forget that you’ll now need a 2015 license and trout stamp. And remember, until opening day (4/4), NO trout may be killed or had in possession in the Codorus’ Trophy Trout section. Check the posted regulations along the stream for further details, and be on the lookout for illegally harvested trout.

Seeking Youth Camp candidates Do you know any conservation-minded anglers between the ages of 14 and 17? Perhaps they would be interested in PATU’s Rivers Conservation Camp, coming up in June at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs. Our chapter is looking for a candidate to sponsor (we cover the cost of the camp for them). For more info, go to riverscamp.com. The application deadline is 3/31/2015.

We would like to hear from you! Use our handy feedback form for your questions, ideas or comments. We also hope you’ll stop by a monthly meeting sometime to see what we’re all about. Non-members are welcome as well. The meetings are casual and always generate plenty of lively discussion. Our other activities are fun, rewarding and a great way to give something back the creek and it’s trout.

Important! - As you visit the creek this season, please make sure your vehicle is not blocking access to a farm field. It is very troubling to landowners when they can’t get their tractors and equipment into their fields. If you see anyone else’s vehicle blocking a field, you may want to (politely) suggest that they move. Our access to the stream depends on this kind of courtesy - please be mindful of where you park.

Didymo! This destructive species of algae is right on our doorstep in Maryland’s Gunpowder River and Big Hunting Creek. Unfortunately it can easily be spread by anglers! We have installed 4 wader wash stations on the Codorus for use by visitors as a last line of defense. They are located near parking areas from the Brown Road bridge up to the sawmill. Other stations will be added soon. Learn more about dymosphenia geminate (also known as ‘rock snot’) and the preventive measures you must take from this is informative fact sheet (.pdf format). You can also find lots of information by simply typing ‘didymo’ into your favorite search engine

Notice: The stream section upstream of the bridges behind the Porters Sideling Fire Hall is still posted. For now, please find another section to fish, and be sure to check back later for further details.

The Jefferson/Codorus sewage treatment plant is now in service. Now that it’s online, the plant may impact the water quality and living creatures in the creek, especially if an accident occurs. As the housing market rebounds, extensive residential development could also take place around the plant, adding the threat of adverse stormwater runoff. Click here to learn more, and see what you can do to report any problems.

A word on stream etiquette! As you enjoy the Codorus this season, please be aware of where others are fishing and which direction they’re moving in. Plan your entry accordingly and give your fellow anglers a polite distance to fish.

Please respect the rights of landowners when you visit the stream - stay out of plowed fields - remain in the stream corridor, and obey no trespassing signs. When you park, make sure you're not blocking access to fields. Most of all, just use common sense and courtesy - be a thoughtful and appreciative guest. Read more here

Special Regulations - The Codorus Creek is managed under the PF&BC's Trophy Trout Program. Please review the signs posted along the stream or the booklet that came with your license for a list of the regulations, or click here

                                     
© Codorus Trout Unlimited 2011
 

Chapter Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

February 11th
March 11th
April 8th

October to April

Spring Grove Rec Center
50 N. East Street
(map)

May to September

Laughman’s Sawmill, on the banks of the Codorus (map)

More TU Sites

National Office

www.tu.org

PA State Council

www.patrout .org

Trout Unlimited
Codorus Chapter #558
P.O. Box 194
Spring Grove, PA 17362